Thursday 31 July 2008

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 10 'Animal Magic'

'Your card should include an animal somewhere in the design' was this weeks challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar. So it was an ideal opportunity to use my brand new Sugar Nellie stamp 'Kitty'.

Goodies I used - paper by BoBunny 'Wasabi Dot', 'Kitty' stamp, Swiss dots embossing folder, circle nestie, ribbon and buttons.

Wednesday 30 July 2008

Friday Sketchers #12

Here is the card for this weeks challenge on Friday Sketchers. I turned the sketch on it's side for this one and I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out.

Goodies I used - stamp Charley on Tummy by Cuddly Buddly, gingham paper, card embossed by CB embossing folders, ribbon, flower and button.

Tuesday 29 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday #7 Down on the Farm

Moooving (see what I did there) on to this weeks challenge from the lovely ladies over on PBS.
''Challenge 7 - Down on the Farm!!
This week we would like you to use images of anything you would find down on the farm!
As always its entirely up to you what you make - card, atc, altered art etc.. as long as it features
at least on penny black image.''

Goodies I used - PB Stamp 'Ladies Devine', gingham paper, ribbon, mulberry flowers and the cutest little buttons you ever did see.

Monday 28 July 2008

In the park in my PJs

And here's why.

You set your card up, you line up your shot and then a gust of wind lifts your card over the fence and into the park that backs on to us. I don't know who got the bigger fright me or the gentleman with the little white Westie.

And before you ask why I had my PJs on it was unusually hot today and when I got home from work they were the coolest things I had. This is the shot of seconds before the action.

This Thursday It's All About... 'The Golden Rule'

So this is what happens when you are far too impatient to read the challenge properly and you just want to get started. The challenge was -
'Our challenge this week is inspired by a quote from the father of the Arts and crafts movement William Morris, who said “If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
Now don’t worry we’re not asking you to get rid of your clutter or tidy up, or wonder where you are going to stick your Husband ( only joking) , although you can if you want.
Our CHALLENGE is attempt to create something you truly believe is either beautiful or useful. If like the design team you find that something didn't quite hit the mark, we still want to see it. It's about the journey not the destination.'

Oops, I thoght I had to interpret a 'Golden Rule' anyhoo I don't know about it being beautiful but it is useful!
Goodies I used - Papermania paper ' Sweet Nothings', quote stamp by Sforstamps, cake stamp by Hampton Art, large flower from Imaginisce, small mulberry paper flower, circle nestie and a button (of course).

Blog Candy Alert

Best candy I have ever seen is on offer from Bev over on All The Things I Love . You are sure to be inspired by her wonderful card creations.

Sunday 27 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 20 'Things That Grow'

Flowers! That's what I chose for the great challenge on Cute Card Thursday.

Goodies I used - Paper from Denas Closet, small flower stamp, Mulberry paper flowers, buttons, pearls and ribbon.

Friday 25 July 2008

New Award

Oh my gosh an award from another lovely fellow crafter. This one has found it's way to me from Beth. Check out the fabby cards on her blog now.

So, this is how it works -

The rules of the award.
1. Only pass on to 5 fellow bloggers.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.

Quite simple really. It is a great way of saying thank you to those who take time out to leave wonderful comments to boost your day!
So I pass this on to:
1. Rachel (brand new blog and looking great so far).
2. Susie
5. And, of course, me old mate Bumblealsie!

Monday 21 July 2008

This Thursday It's all About.... #5 All Change

I made a new home card that fits the bill for the 'all change' challenge over on This Thursday It's All About......

Goodies I used - Stamp by Sforstamps, paper by K&Co 'Sparkly Sweet', Doodlebug simply sweet rub-ons, embossing folder, ribbon and buttons.

Friday Sketchers #11

Today is Glasgow Fair Monday and that means an extra day off work so I have been carding all day. Here is the card following the great sketch over on Friday Sketchers.

Goodies I used - Potted Kitty by Whipper Snapper, background papers by Makingmemories Eliza Collection, prima flowers, brads and buttons.

Cute Card Thursday - Animals only

Here is my card for the fab challenge on Cute Card Thursday. The challenge was to include animals only - no people.

Goodies I used - Potted Kitty stamp by Whipper Snapper, circle nesties, ribbon and gems.

Arty Girls Challenge 43

Here is this weeks card for the challenge on Arty Girlz. I have left it plain as quite frankly I don't really have anything else 'manly' in my stash.

Goodies I used - Paper Nation stamp ' football man' and Papermania papers ' For Him'.

Sunday 20 July 2008

Snow Much Fun Penny Black Saturday

Now I don't normally think of a snowflake or a hohoho until at least October but they made me do it. Oh well at least that's one down! The only trouble now is finding a place to keep it safe for 21 weeks.

Goodies I used - PB Stamp ' warm and cold', Merry Christmas stamp by Dovecraft, circle nesties, various snowflake dies and snowflake embossing folder. The background paper is from a tesco pack.

Thursday 17 July 2008

Sketch Saturday #7

This turned out very pink! Sometimes that's just what happens.

Goodies I used - Fairy stamp from sforstamps (excellent service), embossing border, circle nesties, prima flowers and heart brad. The background was a piece left over and I can't recall the name.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 5 Sketch

I am so pleased with the way the water colouring turned out on this little ted. The card is for the weekly challenge on Penny Black Saturday. I think this sketch will be useful to have for future projects as it is fairly simple but, I think, very effective.

Goodies I used - rainin' daisies by Penny Black (sooo cute), background papers by K&Co Brenda Walton Small Wonders Boy, cuttlebug embossing border, prima flower, chipboard flower and a few buttons (of course).

Monday 14 July 2008

This Thursday Opposites Attract challenge 4 & Friday Sketchers 10

Two birds with one stone again. This time I have used sketch number 10 from Friday Sketchers and Opposites Attract on This Thursday it's all about...
I chose to do a black and white theme as my 'opposites'.
Links to both of these fab challenge blogs are just over there to the right.
Goodies I used - paper from Dovecraft 8x8 paper pack, cuttlebug embossing border, brad, ribbon and flower.

Sunday 13 July 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge Sketch No 42

I made this card for this weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz. It was fun to do and whiled away a relaxing Sunday morning.

Goodies I used - Sweet Flower Girl Stamp from ebay shop The Stamp Boutique, paper from Papermania Sweet Nothings, Glossy Accents,Prima flowers and small buttons.

Tuesday 8 July 2008

PBS Buttons & Brads / 2sketches4you Kazans 4

I have made this card for two challenge blogs. I used Kazans great sketch on the 2sketches4you challenge blog and it also fits the bill for this weeks challenge on Penny Black Saturday - Buttons & Brads. Links to both these great blogs are over there to the right.

Goodies I used - Dena's Closet paper by Colorbok, PB stamp from critter party collection, swiss dots embossing folder, spotted brad and various buttons.

Monday 7 July 2008

Jim is 75 Years Young !

This is a card for my young at heart brother-in-law, Jim. We will be having a wee night for him later in the month. He is the tea totaller of the family and is therefore the designated driver so this stamp is ideal.

Goodies I used - Racing Ted by Funstamps, Papermania 'For Him' background paper, Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder and glossy highlights.

Wednesday 2 July 2008

Papertake Challenge 'Thanks a Latte'

This weeks challenge is a thank you card. The coffee and cream colours are optional, but I couldn't resist.

An Award Has Come My Way

I received the award from Tassie. I am so chuffed. It is just to the right over there.
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate al least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

I would love to pass this award on but I have been to every blog known to man and you have all beat me to it. I will keep it in mind and when I come across a blog in need of an award I will pass it on.

Ha! Just found one on the Crafts Beautiful forum. So I nominate.....drum roll.........
sassylm of pink and fluffy designs.
And another deserving of this award is.............

Blog Candy Alert

Go now to Phoenix Crafts (the link is over there to the right) the blog candy on offer is brill.

Tuesday 1 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 3

This weeks challenge was to use the colours pink, brown and green.

For the background I ran green paper through my bigshot using a cuttlebug embossing folder and cut various circles with my nesties. The image is from the 'Penny Black T for Transparent' collection of stamps called critter party. I watercoloured the stamped image and added a touch of decoupage by layering up the little cake. I finshed with little self adhesive pearls and a touch of glitter glue on the icing.